Ski in Europe’s most southern resort on a holiday to Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada or ‘snowy range’ in literal English is an image with doesn’t quite fit when you imagine a holiday to the south of Spain. Situated along the Mediterranean coast near Granada and Almería, the mountain range sits in a region known for its year-round sunshine and warm climates. Yet, a holiday to Sierra Nevada offers great skiing and the highest point of continental Spain – Mulhacén. Start your unique holiday to Sierra Nevada with lasminute.com today.
Snowy slopes and the Mediterranean sun on holidays to Sierra Nevada
As one of Europe’s most southernly ski resorts it’s a popular place for winter sports lovers.
Over 20 lifts serve around 100 km of pistes – the runs are mainly suited to intermediate skiers, although there are nursery slopes and schools for beginners. While the peaks remain snowy during high season, Sierra Nevada has 300 snow cannons to ensure snow-sure slopes in the agreeable climate.
More experienced skiers should head straight for nearby Laguna de Yeguas and Veleta where there are black runs. As one of the mountain’s highest peaks, Veleta offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast and on clear days, Africa. Snowboarders can also enjoy holidays to Sierra Nevada with a snowpark full of professional half-pipes and slaloms, which are used year-round for competitions.
Other activities available on holidays to Sierra Nevada are ice skating in Plaza Andalucía, night skiing and snowboarding, mountain gardens, slope tubing and husky driven sleigh rides. For the ultimate relaxation then book yourself into one of the resort spas. A day trip to Granada also offers a great experience rich in Spanish culture and history, while a visit down to the Mediterranean coastline for a spot of swimming can be a welcome break from the skiing. In summer, there are great hiking, climbing and walking opportunities and the landscape changes from snowy white to rocky, rugged mountain peaks.
The après-ski culture on holidays to Sierra Nevada is just as lively as the alpine scene where it originated. There are shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs for off-piste entertainment and partying until dawn if you so wish. Dining on holidays to Sierra Nevada offers cheaper prices than Swiss or French rates, and just as much diversity. Enjoy alpine-style fondues to traditional Spanish fare in a bodega and wash it all down with some wine or a Lumumba – a hot chocolate and brandy mix.
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Only in Sierra Nevada can you ski on snowy pistes in the morning and swim in the balmy Med by the afternoon. As one of Europe’s most southern ski resorts, holidays to Sierra Nevada offer a unique experience for all the family with plenty of activities to enjoy on and off-piste. Enjoy snowy slopes and the Mediterranean sun on holidays to Spain with lastminute.com